ERIC Number: ED421790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Paideia Schools: Defining Lives through Learning.
Paideia principles successfully marry a fundamentally conservative idea--the beneficial rigors of a classical education--and a fundamentally liberal one--progressive teaching and learning practices. If the original Paideia Group's list of 12 principles symbolizes the paradigm shift in values that must accompany true school improvement, the 14 essential elements provide the blueprint for translating those values into the real world of public schooling. The first section of the essential elements (discussed in chapter 1 of this handbook) describes the context that insulates and nurtures high-quality teaching and learning. The second section of the essential elements (described in chapters 2 through 4) refers to the three columns of teaching strategies (the Paideia seminar, intellectual coaching, and didactic instruction). Elements 10 through 12 (discussed in chapters 5 through 7) make up the third section, curriculum issues. The last two elements (discussed in chapter 8) deal with evaluation and stress the need for assessment of both student and teacher progress. Taken together, the 14 essential elements of a Paideia School represent an imposing design that challenges nearly every aspect of school structure and behavior. Included are appendices providing startup tips, Paideia school listings, and assessment tools. (Contains 34 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, General Education, Guidelines, Instructional Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Progressive Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.